Sunday, March 23, 2014
6 TB of cocoa mix (or 2 TB cocoa and 4 TB sugar)
3 TB flour
1 TB butter/oil
splash of vanilla
Microwave for 1 min and test with tooth pick. Add 10 sec. intervals as needed. YUM and FAST!
It was good. Not amazing. But definately worth five minutes. I will continue to experiment with substitutions to cut out the sugar and replace with honey or agave. The sugar gives me a headache.
Enjoy! Went very well mixed in a vanilla milk shake.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
From the things usually found in BBQ it is: corn, gluten, MSG, sugar and tomato FREE
1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup carrots, grated (I used a jar of baby food for part of it)
2 cloves garlic - minced, grated or crushed
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup agave nectar or sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (added Simply Salsa from Tastefully Simple instead)
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon mace (skipped but will add if I have some!
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
15-20 turns freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup pure dark molasses or honey
Filtered water (may need)
Simmer onion and garlic in oil, then add everything else. Simmer for 15min or so. I am going to make up all the dry ingredients so I can make this on the fly. It was so nice to be able to dip food again! I put it on noodles, rice, chicken, meatloaf, steak. 7 years with out BBQ sauce! Never again! Halleluia!
Monday, March 26, 2012
Next picture isn't as cute. Ta-Da it's me! A close up of my braces and retainers. Top and bottom retainer and braces on top. It is to fix my TMJ and I can honestly tell you that when he put in the top retainer that has a splint built in, my jaw pain disapaited. It's not gone altogether, because there is way too much going on in there now, but I seriously went from a 7 of daily pain and other sparatic symptoms, to about 3 of pain sometimes.
I have been led to document my allergy and TMJ symptoms and treatments here. It is going to take a while but it is something that I feel God wants me to share. I won't do it all at once though. If I can help just one person, it is worth the effort it takes me. I really feel almost 100% better. I am back to the hyper person with bounds of energy.
The bottom line was: the allergist at Allergy Associates of LaCrosse believes that I am allergic to a lot of things and I couldn't get away from them (like my house, my pets, and food). In turn, my body started atacking everything, including foods I may not necessarily be allergic to in the future and cars.
The TMJ specialist at Spahl Dentistry in St. Paul. (yes I drive 4 hours for an appointment) has listed a string of symptoms from all over my body to my TMJ. Cold hands and feet and fuzzy spots on my vision for example.
March 10 and 11 we went up to Hungry Jack Lodge for the Mush for a Cure dog sled race. Tons of fun, we'll do it again next year. On Sat we snowmobiled from Hungry Jack to Gunflint Lake to see the start of the race then rode from there to Poplar Lake and Trail Center for the acitvities. It was about 50 degrees. Anyway, I was riding with nephew Carter, Grandpa had RaeAnne, and Gid had AnnaBelle and Geneivieve. They both fell asleep. No it is not the first time.
On Sunday we played on Hungry Jack Lake and rode the girls "Kitty Cat." Gid also pulled them on the sled we have. Tons of fun for everyone. Genevieve also got to "drive" our SRX 700 with me in the back. Okay too scary. Definately not going to be the one to teach that kid how to drive. Her need for speed is a bit recklace. But we knew that from skiing.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Sunday, December 11, 2011
GV at ski practice. The whole family now is ready for ski season. Gid even said today that he had fun skiing and felt like he knew what he was doing. We are gearing up for a busy several weeks with birthdays and Christmas' (yes plural, we party til the new year with family).
AB loves to ski to but mostly likes me to hold her up so she doesn't crash. She loves all sorts of music stuff and is practicing her lines for a church program. Others will sing too, she's not doing a solo or anything.
EL is allergic to milk. We are of course bummed, we had hoped for another GV with no allergies. She gets a immediate sore throat, so she won't even drink it (never did). She also starts to cough and squeak and it can go on for days. She sounds like a lap dog: yip, yip. So she has a nebulizer (albuterol in a mist) and it really makes an immediate difference. She stops coughing immediately.
I still don't eat anything with out a headache, but have noticed a difference after I cut out sugar and the big sources of MSG.